Stella

In an effort to write more often, our professor assigned us to keep a journal of things we observe in our world. Based on Ross Gay's Book of Delights (which I HIGHLY recommend), we chose a word to focus on through writing mini essays every day. Given that the semester started in a polar vortex,... Continue Reading →

No.

I was scrolling through Pinterest again--somehow this often sparks me to write mental health pieces. But I saw this quote and thought, "Are you supposed to do all of these things in one day? The same day?" I've put an ungodly amount of work and therapy into learning how to cope with, recognize, and offset... Continue Reading →

The Cetaphil Commitment

Photo by ian dooley on Unsplash My take on the ManRepeller Writer’s Club Challenge The prompt: We want to hear about what you think is the most worthy/underrated/surprisingly useful commitment: the little thing you do that makes the biggest difference in your life. [February 8, 2020] I remember standing in the garage of my childhood home... Continue Reading →

Quarantine Notebook

Photo by Kenny karlys on UnsplashA window into these past few months. Written mostly in the spring.My personal holding pattern looks like waking up seven minutes before work, afternoon naps on the couch, wandering around Trader Joe’s with no plan, and drinking a beer in the shower while listening to “clubby” music.It’s one of those times... Continue Reading →

Unlocking Your Inner Child

Photo courtesy of Pauline Loroy (@paulinel) on Unsplash “So when you realise you’ve gone a few weeks and haven’t felt that awful struggle of your childish self — you’ll know you’ve gone some weeks without meeting a new challenge, and without growing, and that you’ve gone some weeks towards losing touch with yourself.” –Ted Hughes in a letter... Continue Reading →

Big + Beautiful Middles

“If you want my honest opinion,” (I had a feeling I was about to hear it anyway), “I think you’ve been through a lot, and you’re being too hard on yourself.Exhale.Oh how much grace is given when your therapist says, “You’ve been through a lot.” It was the professional reassurance I needed to accept that... Continue Reading →

In Defense Of Letting Go

How Health And Wellness Education Is More Than Just A New WorkoutI was in a vicious cycle, hitting a breaking point every few weeks. Making deadlines as a writer in my previous job, it seemed like most nights didn’t end until 10pm or later, and I would drive home exhausted, hungry, and thinking about checking my... Continue Reading →

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